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The Future of Networking: Beyond Cat6, Finding Mentors, Feeding Relationships, Furthering Your Career

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The Future of Networking: Beyond Cat6, Finding Mentors, Feeding Relationships, Furthering Your Career

  1. 1. @CommsNinja │ ©2018 VMware, Inc. The Future of Networking: Beyond Cat6, Finding Mentors, Feeding Relationships, Furthering Your Career Amy H. Lewis | @CommsNinja Director of Influence Marketing, NSBU February 27, 2018
  2. 2. 2@CommsNinja │ ©2018 VMware, Inc.
  3. 3. @CommsNinja │ ©2018 VMware, Inc. 3 Community builder, org chart enthusiast, Geek Whisperer, closet techie, @CommsNinja Who am I?
  4. 4. 4@CommsNinja │ ©2018 VMware, Inc. Finding Mentors Who are they and where are they hiding? Who has a career you admire? • Job title • Work they do • Public happiness Who has strengths you want to work toward? • Career progression or navigation • Salary wizard • Public speaking • Job specific skills How structured are you?
  5. 5. 5@CommsNinja │ ©2018 VMware, Inc.
  6. 6. 6@CommsNinja │ ©2018 VMware, Inc. Pop Quiz: Do mentors have to be above you on the food chain?
  7. 7. 7@CommsNinja │ ©2018 VMware, Inc. You can learn from anyone and everyone!
  8. 8. 8@CommsNinja │ ©2018 VMware, Inc. Your boss is not your mentor. She’s your boss.
  9. 9. 9@CommsNinja │ ©2018 VMware, Inc. Feeding Relationships Because they don’t feed themselves Do you give or just take? Set calendar reminders, form good habits! • Share content with everyone once a week • Say thank you to content creators you follow, ask questions, offer feedback • Celebrate birthdays • Let people know they matter to you What do you do to build and maintain relationships?
  10. 10. 10@CommsNinja │ ©2018 VMware, Inc. Build community BEFORE you need it.
  11. 11. 11@CommsNinja │ ©2018 VMware, Inc. Furthering Your Career What have you done for you lately? Become an active part of your community • Move from attendee to coordinator, speaker, blogger! Consider breadth and not just depth of expertise Meet new people, learn new things
  12. 12. 12@CommsNinja │ ©2018 VMware, Inc. The future of networking is you!
  13. 13. 13@CommsNinja │ ©2018 VMware, Inc.
  14. 14. @CommsNinja │ ©2018 VMware, Inc. #ThankYou

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